ASTM D387-00

    Standard Test Method for Color and Strength of Chromatic Pigments with a Mechanical Muller


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is intended to be used to compare the color and strength of a pigment under test with a reference standard of the same type and grade.

    1.2 This test method does not apply to white pigments.

    Note 1-Test Method D3022 is similar to this test method, but it utilizes a miniature sandmill rather than a mechanical muller, to disperse the color pigment. Note 2-Test Method D332 and Test Method D2745 are similar to this test method, but they are intended for use with white pigments, rather than color pigments.

    1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.> Specific hazard statements are given in Section 7.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D332 Test Method for Relative Tinting Strength of White Pigments by Visual Observation

    D1729 Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials

    D2244 Practice for Calculation of Color Tolerances and Color Differences from Instrumentally Measured Color Coordinates

    D2745 Test Method for Relative Tinting Strength of White Pigments by Reflectance Measurements

    D3022 Test Method for Color and Strength of Color Pigments by Use of a Miniature Sandmill

    D3964 Practice for Selection of Coating Specimens for Appearance Measurements

    D4838 Test Method for Determining the Relative Tinting Strength of Chromatic Paints

    E284 Terminology of Appearance


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.060.10 (Pigments and extenders)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31211503(Pigment paints)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0387-00

    Citation Format

    ASTM D387-00, Standard Test Method for Color and Strength of Chromatic Pigments with a Mechanical Muller, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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